Grant backs effort to build useful bacterial colonies. Article.
Synthetic cells make long-distance calls. Article.
Bacteria made to mimic cells, form communities. Article.
Models give synthetic biologists a head start. Article.
Rice U. biologists create toolkit for tuning genetic circuits. Article.
Our lab receieves new funding to investigate synthetic microbial consortia: Scientists seek to engineer chatter among cells.
Pi Day! On Pi Day, computational biologists (including Dr. Bennett) share what they love about math.
Food fight! Our lab receives new funding from the NIH to develop microbiome technologies.
Synthetic biologists developing cells programmed to target, destroy cancer, an article by the Genetic Literacy Project, mentions our work.
An article about our lab appeared in The Scientist.
Congratulations to former lab member Adam Atanas for receiving the Goldwater Scholarship!
Congratulations to Razan and David for receiving NSF Graduate Research Fellowships!
Dr. Bennett is quoted in an article in New Scientist about recent work on a biocoding language developed by the Voigt Lab.
"Birth of the bacterial circuit" - an article in ASME about our recent research can be read here.
Alan's paper characterizing noise in a synthetic gene oscillator was published in PLoS Computational Biology.
Jae's latest on quasi-steady state approximations in the Gillespie algorithm was just published here.
A nice article about our paper was just published in New Scientist.
Read the Perspective article on our recent work published in Science.
Truong and Chinmaya's paper on dynamics in the yeast galactose network was published in PLOS Computational Biology.
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Rice University awarded $1M grant from Keck Foundation to engineer microbial biosensors for soil.
"Synthetic Biology, Real Mathematics," an article in SIAM News, discusses the need for mathematical modeling in synthetic biology and highlights our recent work on temperature compensation.
An article in The Scientist on mind-controlled gene regulation quotes Dr. Bennett.
David's new paper on chimeric protein-mediated logic gating made the cover of ACS Synthetic Biology.
Jae's new paper on improving stochastic simulations of gene networks appeared in Biophysical Journal.
Read the Rice press release on David's new research here.
David's commentary on new biotechnologies using split T7 RNAP was published in Molecular Systems Biology.
Calvin Schmidt George J. Schroepfer, Jr. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry & Cell Biology.
Dr. Bennett was quoted in an interview on synthetic biology entrepreneurship.
Dr. Bennett gave a keynote speech at the Synthetic Biology Future Conference in Cork City, Ireland. The Silicon Republic held an interview with him before the event.
"Engineered temperature compensation in a synthetic genetic clock" was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Rice put out a news release about it here.
David Shis won the George J. Schroepfer, Jr. Award for Outstanding Published Research in Biochemistry & Cell Biology.
Chen Ye's work "Biochar and Microbial Signaling: Production Conditions Determine Effects on Microbial Communication" was published in Environmental Science & Technology. An article was written about it here.
"Transcriptional Delay Stabilizes Bistable Gene Networks" was published in Physical Review Letters.
"A library of synthetic transcriptional AND gates built with split T7 RNA polymerase mutants" was accepted for publication in PNAS.
"Stable Maintenance of Multiple Plasmids in E. coli Using a Single Selective Marker" was published in ACS Synthetic Biology. Dr. Bennett was interviewed about it for their podcast .
Calvin Schmidt presented a poster at the Rice Centennial Poster Session.
Truong Nguyen presented a poster at the International Conference on Stochastic Processes in Systems Biology, Genetics and Evolution.
Drs. Bennett, Josic, and Ott were awarded an NIH grant for the study of delays in gene transcription.
Calvin Schmidt was awarded a best presentation prize in the Natural Sciences division of the 2012 Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium. Pictures from the event are below.
"Mapping the Environmental Fitness Landscape of a Synthetic Gene Circuit"; published in PLoS Computational Biology. This was a collaborative project led by Gábor Balázsi's lab at MDACC.
Erin O'Brien and Elizabeth Van Itallie were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships! Read more here.
"Modeling synthetic gene oscillators" published.
"Yeast rises up against RNA foes."
"Antagonistic gene transcripts regulate adaptation to new growth environments" published in PNAS. PDF
Read about the new Systems and Synthetic Biology Group at Rice University here. The SSB website can be found here.
"Stochastic delay accelerates signaling in gene networks" appears in PLoS Computaional Biology. PDF
The Bennett lab was featured in a BioTechniques article.